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Russia Fires Back At Trump, Calls Syrian Gas Attack Fake News

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Russia’s Foreign Ministry released a statement on Sunday calling allegations of a chemical weapons attack in Syria “bogus,” “invented,” and “fabricated.”

According to Reuters, the ministry also warned any nations considering action against Syria in the wake of these allegations that Russia was ready and willing to respond with force.

The spread of bogus stories about the use of chlorine and other poisonous substances by (Syrian) government forces continues. Yet another such fabricated piece of information about an alleged chemical attack in Douma appeared yesterday.

We have warned several times recently against such dangerous provocations. The aim of such deceitful speculation, lacking any kind of grounding, is to shield terrorists … and to attempt to justify possible external uses of force.

Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s first permanent representative to the United Nations, tweeted a similar statement on the situation in Syria.

Russia’s response may have been inspired by President Donald Trump’s Sunday morning tweets suggesting that Russia, along with Iran, had backed the “animal Assad.”

Nine member states on the UN Security Council, including the United States (but not Russia) have called for an emergency meeting to be held Monday in order to discuss the possibility of an investigation.